Handicapping The National Driving Championship

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Published: November 22, 2022 02:05 pm EST

Ahead of the 2022 National Driving Championship, presented by Standardbred Canada and hosted by Century Mile Racetrack and Casino this Thursday (Nov. 24), Trot Insider asked some of harness racing's top handicappers to provide selections and Pick-4 tickets for the 10-race card.

The winner of the 2022 National Driving Championship will represent Canada at the 2023 World Driving Championship, which will be held in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium from Aug. 14 to Aug. 18.  

A reminder that NDC races are carded as Races 3 through 10 on Thursday's program. Post time for the evening's first race is 6:15 p.m. (MST). Full coverage and live streaming of the NDC will be available on standardbredcanada.ca.  Watch and wager on all online wagering platforms.

Here are their selections:

    Garnet Barnsdale:

    • Race 1 - 1-5-2-3
    • Race 2 - 6-5-2-1
    • Race 3 - 2-4-5-6
    • Race 4 - 1-6-8-3
    • Race 5 - 6-8-1-3
    • Race 6 - 1-2-8-4
    • Race 7 - 2-8-7-3
    • Race 8 - 7-2-3-6
    • Race 9 - 8-6-1-2
    • Race 10 - 3-4-5-1
       
    • Early Pick 4, starting in Race 2 - 2,5,6 / 2 / 1 / 1,6,8
    • Late Pick 4, starting in Race 7 - 2,3,7,8 / 2,3,7 / 6,8 / 3,4

    Shannon ‘Sugar’ Doyle:

    • Race 1 - 5-1-2-4 
    • Race 2 - 6-5-4-1 
    • Race 3 - 2-5-4-1 
    • Race 4 - 1-8-6-2 
    • Race 5 - 8-6-3-1 
    • Race 6 - 6-1-2-4 
    • Race 7 - 7-8-3-2 
    • Race 8 - 2-7-6-3 
    • Race 9 - 6-8-5-2 
    • Race 10 - 3-4-5-7 
       
    • Early Pick 4, starting in Race 2 - 5,6 / 2,5 / 1,8 / 6,8  
    • Late Pick 4, starting in Race 7 - 7 / 2,3,4,6,7 / 2,5,6,8 / 3,4,5 

    Melissa Keith:

    • Race 1: 5-1-2-4
    • Race 2: 5-6-2-3
    • Race 3: 2-4-5-6
    • Race 4: 1-6-3-8
    • Race 5: 3-8-2-6
    • Race 6: 1-2-5-8
    • Race 7: 3-5-2-1
    • Race 8: 5-3-2-1
    • Race 9: 6-8-2-3
    • Race 10: 3-6-4-7-5
       
    • Early Pick 4, starting in Race 2: 5,6,2 / 2,4,5 / 1,6 / 3,8,2
    • Late Pick 4, starting in Race 7: 3,5,2,1 / 5,3,2 / 6,8,2 / 3,6,4 

    Ghislain Paquet:

    • Race 1: 5-1-2-3
    • Race 2: 6-5-4-1
    • Race 3: 2-5-4-6
    • Race 4: 1-6-8-4
    • Race 5: 6-2-8-1
    • Race 6: 1-2-4-3
    • Race 7: 3-2-1-7
    • Race 8: 2 (Best Bet)-7-6-3
    • Race 9: 6-1-8-2
    • Race 10: 4-3-5-7

    On a special episode of First Over with Edison Hatter, host Mike Pribozie is joined by Century Downs Race Secretary Josh Murphy, Century Downs Track Announcer Murray Slough, and Ray Cotolo to highlight the U.S. Thanksgiving night action taking place at Century Mile. That podcast with selections is available below.

    To view Thursday's complete harness racing entries, click the following links:
    Thursday Entries - Century Mile // Program Pages (courtesy of TrackIT).

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